Shallum (Hebrew שלום בן יבש, retribution) (r. 772 BC according to Ussher, or 752 BC according to Thiele) was the fifteenth king of the Northern Kingdom of Israel. He held that position for one month only. The only king that had a shorter reign was Zimri.
Shallum, the son of Jabesh, conspired against his king, Zachariah, and killed him in front of the people. Zachariah had been on the throne for six months; Shallum would hold that throne for an even shorter time.
A general named Menahem marched to Samaria from Tirzah and killed Shallum, along with many other people. This happened in the thirty-ninth year of the reign of Uzziah of the Southern Kingdom, as Ussher attests and which Thiele does not dispute.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 James Ussher, The Annals of the World, Larry Pierce, ed., Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2003 (ISBN 0890513600), pghh. 568-570
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Leon J. Wood, A Survey of Israel's History, rev. ed. David O'Brien, Grand Rapids, MI: Academie Books, 1986 (ISBN 031034770X), p. 278
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 II_Kings 15:13-15
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Authors unknown. "Entry for Shallum." WebBible Encyclopedia. Retrieved June 7, 2007.